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Rise & Shine: Pre-K sales tax fails with voters

  • The vote to raise the city’s sales tax to fund pre-K failed with voters, with more than 60 percent voting no. (WMCTV, Fox, WREG, Memphis Daily News)
  • Bartlett and Collierville reached settlements with Shelby County Schools. That’s four out of six settlements. (Commercial Appeal, WMCTV)
  • But things are a bit more complicated in Germantown. (WREG)
  • The County Commission will vote on settlements with the suburbs today. (Memphis Daily News)
  • Nashville school board member lambastes the use of the phrase “high quality seats” to talk about educational quality. (Tennessee Ed Report)
  • School districts in Tennessee are particularly vulnerable to cuts in federal funding. (Education Week)
  • The graduation rate nationally remains relatively flat. (Hechinger Report)
  • The author of The Other Wes Moore visited Memphis students earlier this week. (Commercial Appeal)
  • A man is suing the school district for failing to let him use a building for a protest (Memphis Daily News)
  • A school bus was involved in a crash. (WREG)